Table 2: Image capture throughput for obtaining a composite, Z-stacked leaf disk image (total), and a breakdown of the steps involved.

TaskTime required per leaf disk sample

Move to center of sample0.5 seconds
Focus on the center of the image3 to 4 seconds
Determine Z-stack focusing range2.5 to 4 seconds
Move Z-axis and capture images2.5 seconds per image, typically 3–7 images
Total 13.5 to 26 seconds